At a time of year which most spend eating and drinking, any extra cleaning help will always come in useful.
But this is one domestically-trained assistant you're unlikely to find in the kitchen - a monkey who has been trained to do the washing-up.
But ever since being shown back into his natural habitat, the male monkey has started mimicking human behaviour.
The monkey's bizarre antics included imitating humans washing dishes, meaning the capuchin was soon scrubbing away at pots and pans at the sanctuary.
Monkey expert Louis Dumas said: 'The monkey had been observing me washing the pots for a few days before he took over and began completely and perfectly imitating me.
'He had an unfortunate overbite which made him a particularly ugly monkey; he had very little success with the ladies.'
Working hard: the capuchin has reportedly become so well-trained he rinses his own scrubbing brush
Source video: Likenow
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